Donat Boulerice – Through the lens

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Der kanadische Fotograf Donat Boulerice lebt und arbeitet in der Millionenstadt Montreal in Kanada. Spezialisiert hat er sich nach seinem Fotografie-Studium am College in Ottawa, seiner Heimatstadt, auf den Bereich Fashion und Commercial.

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Elle:
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What sparked your interest in photography? Have you had any formal training or just talent and practice?

Donat Boulerice:

I grew up in a small town outside of Ottawa (Ontario). My mother was a high school art teacher and she got me a camera for my 7th birthday. I played around with it thru my childhood but it’s only when I turned 20 that I decided I wanted to make it a career. Since my parents were both teachers and really into me having some kind of degree. I enrolled into a photography program at a local college in Ottawa. I didn’t think formal training was absolutely necessary, but it did give me the opportunity to practice a lot. If the assignment required 1 roll of film, I would go out and shoot 10. Practice makes perfect in this industry.

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Elle:
What makes a really great portrait?

Donat Boulerice:

I think it all comes down to the emotion you get out of your subject. Something need to be happening, wether it’s in the movement, the composition or the expression. A really great portrait should give the viewer a reason to look at the image. Draw them in.

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Elle:
What is your typical camera setup on a shoot?

Donat Boulerice:

I shoot on which ever tool is the best for the job at hand. Sometimes I shoot on a medium format with a digital back, sometimes it’s a little fujifilm range finder or a DSLR. Everyone camera setup has it’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Elle:
How would you describe your current work?

Donat Boulerice:

I think my work right now is very moody and sensual. I like it when the images have some kind of drama in them. Either in the models expressions or with the overall mood and lighting. I plan on continuing on this path for quite some time.

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Elle:
What do you enjoy most about being a photographer?

Donat Boulerice:

I think the reason I’m still enjoying this job very much is the actually photography part. Working with a team trying to create a moment that doesn’t yet exist gets me excited. It doesn’t happen every time I pick up a camera but chasing it is what makes it fun. Like seduction, sometimes the chase is the best part.

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Elle:
What is you dream project?

Donat Boulerice:

I really want to work on a book project at some point in my career. I’ve been shooting a few projects here and there that could work for that. I’m just waiting for everything to line up.

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Salut, je m'apelle Elle (23), Visionärin. Ich bin "full of energy", freaky und selbstkritisch. Ich lasse immer mein Herz sprechen, versäume aber nie auch den power-button für's Hirn zu pushen. Ich bin kompromissbereit in wichtigen Dingen und denke oftmals in vielen Dimensionen, was aber für Innovationen und spannende Projekte hilfreich ist. Das World Wide Web mit dem unendlichen Informationsfluss von Neuem fasziniert mich immer wieder. Als meine Passion sehe ich Kunst, Design, Fotografie und Musik. Ich bin genauso unkonventionell wie mein Humor. coultique is my wonderland - frei nach Alice - "Das Unmögliche zu schaffen, gelingt einem nur, wenn man es für möglich befindet".

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